Happy Friday! What is this, you might ask? No Savory Reads today? Nope, I want to start a new series on Fridays, called Friday Treats – because everyone can use a little treat on Friday right? (and on Monday, and Tuesday, and…) I will do this once or twice a month, so there will still be lots of Savory Reads posts! First off, I can’t really take full credit for this recipe, because I only changed things around minimally and simplified some things for me in an already simple recipe. The creator of this amazing single serving cinnamon role is actually Kyle from Yeah…Imma Eat That. Her recipe for her Easy Cinnamon Roll is the basis to this version and just amazing.
To me, she is the queen of cinnamon rolls, she has so many different and amazing ones. You should definitely go check her out! This is not a dish I make every day – first, it does take a bit of time and makes a bit of a mess – not something I want to deal with every day. BUT when I feel like treating myself (or someone else) I do like to put in the effort to make this little delicious roll. Believe me, it’s more than worth it! You can eat it for breakfast or as a snack. I have mostly made it when those afternoon munchies hit 😉
- ½ cup oats*
- ½ tsp baking soda (or powder)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp mashed banana
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 2-3 pitted dates
- 1-2 tsp soy yogurt for drizzling
- Put the oats, baking soda and salt into a blender to create oat flour, take about a spoonful out, and set aside (you will use it to keep the dough from sticking later on)
- Add in banana and the coconut oil and blend away (you could also simply incorporate it by hand if you blender is not doing well with such a small amount)
- Take the dough out and roll into a ball.
- To make the filling, cut the dates into small pieces, put them in a small bowl, add the cinnamon and make a paste by using a fork to mash it up. Add a splash of warm/hot water in case the paste is too dry.
- Sprinkle a board with the leftover oat flour and roll/press the dough into a rectangle. If you want, you can cut the edges straight and add the dough back into the rest and keep pressing.
- Spread the cinnamon-dates paste onto the rolled out dough, fold it lengthwise and roll up, so it forms a cinnamon roll.
- Use some more coconut oil to grease a microwave safe mug or ramekin and place the cinnamon roll in it.
- Put it in the microwave on high (800w for me) for about 2 minutes. Check if the top has become solid - if it's still too gooey/wet, place in the microwave for another 30 seconds and check again.
- Drizzle with some soy yogurt if desired.
- If the dough feels too dry, try adding in more banana or even a small amount of rice milk – and if it feels too sticky and doesn’t form a real dough try adding in a bit more oat flour (this depends a bit on how large your tablespoon is, because I use a real spoon for the measurement)
- Add in some maple syrup and/or cinnamon into the soy yoghurt to make it an even more decadent drizzle – or use lemon (soy) yogurt for a wonderful combination
- You can obviously use whatever yogurt you like – soy yogurt is simply one that I can get to easily
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